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Jesse James Dupree


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published February 20, 2020

Jesse James Dupree is best known as the front man for Jackyl, the southern rock influenced good ol’ boys who really know how to throw a party. But Dupree has a lot more going on in his life than that. A popular television personality as the host of Full Throttle Saloon and a staunch supporter of Harley-Davidson and motorcycle related charities, Dupree also has his own record label and management company, his own brand of whiskey, and his self-produced solo material under his own name and as Jesse James Dupree & Dixie Inc. It is the latter band that is slated to play at Flashback Live on Feb. 26.Dupree has a well-deserved reputation as an  energetic performer and anyone who has seen him live, whether solo or with Jackyl, can attest to his enthusiasm. While this isn’t Jackyl, his solo material compares well to that music and should appeal to Jackyl fans. But with Dixie  Inc., Dupree also shows off some of the country influences he was undoubtedly exposed to while growing up in Kennesaw, Ga.This is Dupree’s solo project, but there’s no reason to think he won’t play some of the songs that helped make Jackyl famous, including “I Stand Alone,” “Dirty Little Mind,” “Secret of the Bottle,” and “Down On Me.” Will Dupree bring his trademark chainsaw along with him as well? It’s a good bet as “Lumberjack” is always a crowd favorite as is his chainsaw rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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